Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mulroe, Resurrection host community events Saturday

State Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10) will host a Community Resource Fair on Saturday, August 27 at Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Admission is free. As the linked flyer indicates, representatives of many government agencies will be present, including the Chicago Police and Fire Departments, the Illinois Secretary of State, and the Attorney General's Office.

While grandparents pick up information for seniors and parents get college financing information from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission or get a free blood pressure screening (these last two being not entirely unrelated), kids can visit an inflated jumping house, play games or get their faces painted.

The Maryville Crisis Nursery is also expected to staff a booth along with several veterans' groups, including Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 311; the National Women
Veterans United; and the American Legion - Billy Caldwell Post 806. For more information, call Senator Mulroe's office at 773-763-3810 or visit the senator's website.

Meanwhile, 41st Ward Alderman Mary O'Connor and Resurrection Health Center will sponsor a Children's Health Fair on Saturday August 27 from 9:00am to noon on the hospital grounds, 7435 W. Talcott. As the linked flyer indicates, free health screenings will be available -- but registration is required. Call 877-737-4636 to register or for more information.

There will also be teddy bear checkups for any teddy bears that the kids happen to bring, an obstacle course, interactive Wii demonstrations and, of course, face painting.

Any children on the Northwest Side whose faces remain unpainted on Saturday afternoon will, apparently, have only themselves to blame.

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